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Greg Cosell's Film Review: Andy Dalton's TD was high-level quar…

Greg Cosell's Film Review: Andy Dalton's TD was high-level quarterbacking

yahoo.com Updated 24 hours ago
Cincinnati's Andy Dalton made a great play last week that’s a great example of the mental part of the game and the physical part of the game coalescing on one play. It was a 76-yard touchdown pass to Mohamed Sanu in the third quarter against the Falcons…
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  • Tests on Harry Douglas' foot negative

    Tests on Harry Douglas' foot negative

    ESPN.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith said tests on Harry Douglas' injured left foot were negative Friday morning, but Smith said Douglas' playing status won't be updated until next week. Douglas was injured in the first half of Thursd…
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  • Lovie Smith: Josh McCown still the starter

    Lovie Smith: Josh McCown still the starter

    ESPN.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    TAMPA, Fla. – A day after a 56-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith stood by quarterback Josh McCown. “Josh is our starter,’’ Smith said. “We’re looking at one game right now. It would be simple if Josh was the only guy that play…
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  • Falcons knew Devin Hester still had “gas in the tank”

    Falcons knew Devin Hester still had “gas in the tank”

    profootballtalk.com nytimes.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    When free agency began in March, receiver Devin Hester wasn’t near the top of anyone’s list. Anyone except the Falcons. “We’d been talking for a number of years about what we’re going to do with our return specialist situation and what we’re going to do…
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  • PFT Live: Thomas Dimitroff, PFT Planet calls and tweets

    PFT Live: Thomas Dimitroff, PFT Planet calls and tweets

    profootballtalk.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    Thursday night was a good one for the Falcons as they scored eight touchdowns in the first three quarters of their game with the Buccaneers on the way to a 56-14 pasting of their division rivals. The man who put the team together will be on Friday’s PFT…
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  • Julio Jones “a special talent”

    Julio Jones “a special talent”

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    Just about everyone on the Falcons had a big night in Thursday’s 56-14 destruction of the Buccaneers, but Atlanta receiver Julio Jones may have been the best player on the field. Jones had nine catches for 161 yards and two touchdowns, and Falcons quart…
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  • Ryan Delighted That Falcons Off to 2-1 Start

    Ryan Delighted That Falcons Off to 2-1 Start

    nytimes.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons have played well twice at home and looked terrible in one road game.
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  • Roddy White itching to get back

    Roddy White itching to get back

    ESPN.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    Observed and heard in the locker room after the Atlanta Falcons' 56-14 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Coach Mike Smith said receiver Roddy White was close to playing after injuring his hamstring in last week's loss at Cincinnati. White himself was c…
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  • Lovie Smith doesn't look like defensive guru

    Lovie Smith doesn't look like defensive guru

    ESPN.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    ATLANTA -- There has long been a belief in NFL circles that Lovie Smith is one of the brightest defensive minds in the game. Now that's just a myth. Thursday night's 56-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons was a reputation-destroyer for the Tampa Bay Buccanee…
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  • Falcons soar to easy win over hapless Bucs

    Falcons soar to easy win over hapless Bucs

    ESPN.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    Ryan threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns, Jones hauled in nine passes for 161 yards and a couple of scores, and Hester set an NFL record with his 20th return for a TD as the Falcons routed the hapless Tampa Bay Buccaneers 56-14.
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  • Video - Pro-Spective: Matt Ryan's near perfect night 02:10

    Pro-Spective: Matt Ryan's near perfect night

    Sep 19
    How was Matt Ryan able to pick apart the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense on Thursday Night Football? LaVar Arrington and Eric Davis break down the film and show you how the Atlanta quarterback was able to be so dominant.
  • Video - Mic'd up: Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith 00:49

    Mic'd up: Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith

    Sep 19
    Take a listen to Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith mic'd up in a 56-14 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Video - Week 3: Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester highlights 01:11

    Week 3: Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester highlights

    Sep 19
    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester strolled into the record books tonight, breaking Deion Sanders' return TD record with 19 and reaked havok all over the field in a 56-14 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Video - Freddie Falcon takes care of business 00:36

    Freddie Falcon takes care of business

    Sep 18
    The Atlanta Falcons' mascot Freddie tackles a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan who ran on to the field before kickoff.

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